Living in Asia: Staying healthy

Mandatory Health Insurance for Expats in Thailand with retirement visa from 31 October

Foreigners applying for a Non O-A visa will be required to purchase health insurance from October 31, 2019 according to Thaivisa. Non–Immigrant Visa “O-A” (Long Stay) This type of visa may be issued to applicants aged 50 years and over who wish to stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 1 year without the…

PlasmaBlade

Bangkok Hospital

Pink ribbon is an international symbol for breast cancer awareness. In Thailand, there are several campaigns to increase awareness of this disease. Breast cancer screening can reduce deaths through early detection. With technological advancement, an innovative new surgical device, PEAK PlasmaBlade, offers precise control of the surgery while minimizing damage to surrounding tissues. This reduces…

Radiosurgery: New revolution of cancer treatments

Bangkok Hospital

Associate Professor Prasert Lertsanguansinchai Radiation Oncologist Wattanosoth Hospital (Bangkok Cancer Hospital) The results achieved by the latest cancer treatments continue to exceed expectations. Examples include: minimally invasive surgery to remove a piece or entire suspicious tumours; chemotherapy to eliminate reproducing cells; targeted therapies to precisely stop cancer from growing and spreading by targeting at specific…

Royal Pine TCM & Wellness Clinic: Traditional Chinese Medicine

Mr. Wu Yue (Senior TCM Physician) Bachelor of TCM, Beijing TCM University (1989) Registered with TCM Practitioners Board (Singapore) • 30 years of clinical experience • Originally from China. Graduated from Beijing TCM university in 1989 • Served as Deputy Chief Doctor (Associate Professor) at Fujian TCM Hospital • Registered TCM practitioner in 2005 in…

Staying Sharp

Bumrungrad

5 Simple Rules for Staying Sharp We have learned from many studies that our brain vitality and quality of life are directly impacted by our lifestyle. So, what are some simple ways for keeping the brain synapses firing at optimum capacity? According to the longevity and neurology experts at Bumrungrad, there are a few simple…